Terms: Prices are net. Institutions also will be billed against purchase orders. All others, kindly submit payment with orders. Everything we offer is returnable for any reason within 10 days of receipt; but advise us first please.

Shipping: First book, $4.50; each additional item $1.75. Extra heavy or unusual shipments will be billed actual post or UPS charges. On light items (brochures, pamphlets, etc.), figure two equal one book.

Guarantee: Everything we offer is guaranteed - you must be pleased with your purchase or it may be returned within 10 days of receipt. Please advise before returning, and pack and ship (including insurance, if we insured) with the same care we have taken in the outbound shipment. We repeat: advise before returning; we may have other orders for the same title, and will want to advise the new purchaser that the title is now available.

Ordering Information

To order, please call or send an email listing the catalog and item numbers you are interested in ordering. When more than one copy of a title is offered, it will be listed as (A), (B), etc. under the item number. Be sure to reference both the item number and the letter when ordering one of these. We accept payment by check or PayPal.

All items listed are subject to prior sale. If you haven't found what you are looking for in this listing, send us your "want" list. We have many more items that may not be listed here.

Five Quail Books

Book shop visited by customers from around the world! Stock shown by appointment only. Call or write for available titles. We accept CHECKS and PAYPAL.

Five Quail Books

1280 Morning Glory Ln
Prescott, Arizona 86305


Descriptions:  Like many book dealers, we use quite a bit of shorthand in our descriptions. Here are some of the most common terms, and their meanings: 
  • 8vo or octavo = an average-sized book, about 8-10 inches high
  • 4to or quarto = books are somewhat larger, perhaps 11-13 inches high
  • folio = a very large book, 13+ inches
  • o.n. = owner's name inscribed somewhere (we usually don't mention these or gift inscriptions unless unusual, famous, notorious)
  • ex-lib. = ex-library, usually implying there are library markings
  • w/gilt = with gilt lettering and/or designs on cover
  • aeg = all edges gilt
  • teg = top edge gilt
  • o.p. = out-of-print, no longer available at publisher's issued price
  • pict. = pictorial cover
  • o/w = otherwise
  • n.d. = no date
  • n.p. = no place (references to date and place of publication)
  • dbd = disbound, i.e. removed from a book, document, monograph, etc.

"Special order" means we may not have it in stock and will order it for you; expect a delay of 2-4 weeks (publisher's delay, not ours). Condition ratings are: G = good; VG = very good; NF = near fine; F = fine; VF = very fine